Cooling Solutions
BLACK BOX
Reduce power and cooling costs
and protect mission-critical
equipment with the latest
in thermal management.
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Cold Row™
Rack-Based
Cold Front™
Passive Liquid
ClimateCab™
Self-Contained
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Elite™ Cabinets
Fully Configurable
Cooling Solutions
Rely on the experts at Black Box for your data center cooling needs.
Cold Front™
Cold Row™
ClimateCab™
Cold Front Passive Liquid Cooling
is the perfect solution for high-density
enclosures. It works to sensibly cool a
data center enclosure — and can lower
data center operating costs by as much
as 50% because it reduces both energy
and space requirements. Pages 2–5.
Cold Row Efficient Rack Cooling is
designed for scalability, reliability, and
seamless integration into new or
existing data centers. The system
is suitable for use in open and
contained hot aisle and cold aisle
configurations. Cold Row is also
ideal for hot spot cooling in smallto enterprise-size data centers.
Pages 6–9.
Save by cooling only the cabinet with
ClimateCab, not the entire room. Ideal
for indoor use when you need to keep
your servers outside a climatecontrolled data center. Pages 10–11.
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Cooling Solutions
We have appropriate solutions for every application.
Elite™ Cabinets
Ceiling-Mounted
Air Conditioners
Elite Cabinets with Cooling Accessories
are robust cabinets for any application.
Add accessories like a chimney top, air
dams, or an aisle containment system to
improve cooling. Pages 12–19.
Ceiling-Mounted Supplemental Air
Conditioners include self-contained
and split systems, plus ducted and
ductless systems, from 1 to 10 tons.
For areas with limited floor space.
Page 20.
Ultrasonic Humidifiers
Energy-Efficient Ultrasonic Humidifiers
use 93% less electrical energy than
electrode boilers or infrared humidifiers.
No heat is added to the conditioned
space, but instead, the ultrasonic
adiabatic humidification process
produces a cooling effect that helps
reduce compressor run time. Page 21.
Small CRAC Units
Floor-mounted precision
air conditioners
from 1 to 7 tons.
Perfect for small
server rooms or
supplemental cooling.
Page 21.
We’ll help you find the right solution:
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Cold Front
Passive liquid cooling for your data center.
or exhaust chimneys. It also eliminates secondary pump systems
for condensate.
Choose from top- or bottom-feed versions, as well as models
that support 100% neutralization (maximum) of the heat load
for 24–33 kW of cooling capacity*. The door works with most
enclosures and can be ordered for many standard cabinet sizes.†
• Heat-Transfer Doors use liquid to neutralize heat at the source.
• Coolant Management System intelligently moves liquid through
Heat-Transfer Doors.
• Supports five times the computing power of air-cooled facilities.
• Installs easily and requires no rearrangement of your enclosure.
• Saves on energy bills. Reduces energy consumption of indoor
cooling units by 90% or more!
• Neutralizes heat at the source, returning cooled air into the
data center and providing up to 33 kW of cooling per cabinet.
Use the door with our Coolant Management System for
consistent data center cooling that grows as your computing
capacity increases.
Coolant Management System
The advanced Coolant Management System (CMS) works with
enclosure-mounted Heat-Transfer Doors (below left) to keep
data center equipment running cool and lower your overall
energy consumption.
On a primary loop, it attaches to your chilled water system
or a dedicated chiller. On its secondary loop, the system
connects to the Heat-Transfer Doors, providing up to 20 or
260 kW of cooling capacity, depending on the model.
• Eliminates the need for hot-aisle/cold-aisle configurations—
place your computing equipment where you want it.
Nothing cools like chilled water. Now you can harness the
cooling power of liquid in your data center with Cold Front™.
Cold Front is the perfect solution for tightly packed server rooms
or high-density enclosures. It works to sensibly cool a data center
enclosure — and can lower data center total cost of ownership
by as much as 50% because it reduces both energy and space
requirements.
Heat-Transfer Door
The Heat-Transfer Door (HTD) neutralizes heat at the source.
Chilled liquid passing through the door cools the exhaust air
before it re-enters the data center. It requires no fans or electricity
because it uses the server fans to move the hot air through
the door.
The door uses a closed-loop circulatory system, and its specially
designed perforations and coil maintain airflow through the cabinet.
Because the Heat-Transfer Door features a passive design with
no moving parts, it increases efficiency and reduces noise.
The door replaces the existing rear door and installs easily,
requiring little if any regular maintenance. Plus, it can be installed
without the need for pressurized raised floors, air plenums,
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* Maximum cooling capacities are for 100% neutralization of heat load
using ASHRAE allowable conditions: EWT @ 55º F (13º C); flow rate @
12 GPM (45 LPM); EAT to the rack @ 90º F (32º C); 2500 CFM; dew point
@ 54º F (10º C) or lower.
†
Compatible with Black Box® Elite™ cabinets and most other major cabinet
brands, including APC®, Rittal®, HP®, CPI®, and others.
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The system maintains the isolated secondary loop supply
temperature above the dew point of the data center, preventing
condensation and ensuring 100% sensible cooling.
The system does this by monitoring the temperature and
pressure conditions and increases and decreases in flow as
conditions change in your data center. Heat removed by
connected Heat-Transfer Doors is then ejected to the chilled
water supply by using a stainless steel plate heat exchanger.
What’s more, the system’s controller provides intelligent
monitoring, interfacing with building management systems
and Web management tools for high reliability.
The versatile Coolant Management System features redundant
variable speed pumps, actuators, and control valves to maximize
system availability.
The system is available in two base versions:
• A floor-mount model that boasts up to 260 kW of cooling
capacity, supports up to 48 Heat-Transfer Doors, is easy
to install and maintain, and can be placed next to your
IT enclosures or outside of the white space entirely.
• A smaller, 6U-high rackmount system that supports up to
20 kW of cooling capacity and provides a cost-effective
way to support one or two Heat-Transfer Doors.
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Cold Front Total Cost of Ownership:
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
The average operating cost of data centers has grown three
times faster than capital investment in new IT equipment. Factors
for uncontrolled TCO include cooling equipment capital expense,
inefficient designs, high installation costs, rising energy bills, and
ongoing maintenance. So, how can you add value while meeting
your cooling challenges?
Scalable
In typical data center installations, the infrastructure required
to support perimeter or in-row cooling must be built in on Day
One. Because the Cold Front™ solution can be installed quickly
and easily and requires no pressurized raised floors, air plenums,
exhaust chimneys, etc., you can build as you grow. Add units
as you add computing. Don’t pay for infrastructure that you
don’t need.
Reliable
With no moving parts, the Cold Front door requires little if any
regular maintenance. In fact, we are so sure of the reliability of
the Cold Front Heat-Transfer Door, it comes with a three-year
limited warranty.
Predictable
The Cold Front cooling solution uses a closed-loop circulatory
system and connects to a Coolant Management System
(CMS) that monitors the temperature and pressure conditions,
increasing and decreasing flow as conditions change in the data
center. This approach offers data centers consistent and scalable
cooling to meet their changing demands.
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Cold Front
Coolant Management System | Specifications
Rackmount CMS
Floormount CMS
Maximum Cooling Capacity
20 kW
260 kW (887,400 BTU/hr., 74 tons) ²
Coolant Type
Chilled Water
Chilled Water
Physical Configuration
Rackmount
Floormount
Design Pump Capacity
10.6 GPM
95 GPM
Available External Head Pressure @ Design Flow
29 psi
28.6 psi
Primary Pressure Drop
7.2 psi @ 10.6 GPM
36.3 psi @ 95 GPM
Primary Connection Type and Material
3
Primary Connection Orientation
Rear
Bottom Standard (Top Optional)
Secondary Connection Type and Material
ISO 7241-1 Series B Self-Sealing
3
⁄4" Quick Connects
54 mm/2" Flex Tails or Internal Manifold Using
Eight (8) 3 ⁄4" NPT or Six (6) 1" NPT
Secondary Loop Coolant Volume
0.9 Gallons (3.5 L)
14.7 Gallons (55.4 L)
Secondary Connection Orientation
Rear
Bottom Standard (Top Optional)
Approach Temperature at 100% Load
13.1˚ F (7.3˚ C)
10.6˚ F (5.9˚ C)
Number of HTDs Supported
1–2
Up to 48
Dew Point Control
Yes
Yes
Redundant Variable Speed Pumps
No
Yes
Power Supply
208 V, 1Ø, 60 Hz or
230 V, 1Ø, 50 Hz
208-230 V, 3Ø, 50/60 Hz or
380-480 V, 3Ø, 50/60 Hz or
480 V, 3Ø, 60 Hz or 400 V, 3Ø, 50 Hz
Typical Power Consumption
690 W at 230 V
3.7 kW at 480 V
Noise Level at 3 Meters
<55 dBA
<55 dBA
Size (H x W x D)
10.5" (6U) x 19" x 28.7"
(27 x 48 x 73 cm)
74.2" (37U) x 23.6" x 39.3"
(189 x 60 x 100 cm)
Dry Weight: Rackmount
101 lb. (46 kg)
N/A
Dry Weight: Floormount with Flex Tails
N/A
662 lb. (300 kg)
Filled Weight: Floormount
N/A
814 lb. (370 kg)
⁄4" BSP Flat Face, Copper
54 mm/2" Sweat, Copper Tails
NOTE: Compatible with Black Box® Elite™ cabinets and most other major cabinet brands, including APC®, Rittal®, HP®, CPI®, and others.
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Cold Front Configurations
Data Center Medium-Cabinet-Density Solution
In this scenario, Cold Front is providing 60-kW of cooling capacity
across six cabinets. There is a 260-kW Coolant Management
System (CMS) paired with a row of six Heat-Transfer Doors (HTDs)
providing 10 kW of cooling capacity per cabinet. This model is
completely scalable, allowing you to continue to add cabinets to
the configuration with HTDs until the 260 kW is reached. This
environment does not contain a raised floor, but uses top-feed
HTD and overhead hose routing.
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Data Center High-Cabinet-Density Solution
This is a very-high-density environment of 15+ kW per cabinet.
The CMS is providing 260 kW of cooling capacity to HTDs on
the cabinets in the data center. The raised-floor environment uses
bottom feed HTDs and under-floor hose routing. This solution
can be scaled by adding additional CMS units and HTDs.
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Cold Row
An innovative, economical, energy-efficient data center cooling solution.
Designed for scalability, reliability, and seamless integration into
new or existing data centers, Black Box® Cold Row™ rack cooling
systems are suitable for use in open and contained hot aisle
and cold aisle configurations. Cold Row is ideal for hot spot
cooling in small- to enterprise-size data centers.
• 100% front and rear service access.
• Highest cooling capacities in the industry — up to 75 kW
per unit.
• Adapts to most major manufacturers' racks and rack
capture systems.
• Controller links up to 8 units without a BMS.
• Seamless integration with most BMS platforms.
• Fully adjustable fan speed control for energy savings.
• Built-in redundancy.
• Capacity-assist functionality saves energy and operating
expenses.
• Scalability — add Black Box Cold Row cooling units
as your data center grows.
• Single- and three-phase voltages available.
• Casters included.
• Front discharge for hot aisle or cold aisle capture.
• Side discharge for open aisle configurations.
• Designed for installation on raised floor or slab floor applications.
• Suitable for new and existing data centers.
• Choose from chilled water and direct-expansion (air, water,
or glycol) models.
• Wide range of cooling capacities for small, medium,
and even the largest applications.
• Top and bottom pipe and power connections.
Cold Row | Equipment Specifications
Cold Row 12"
Cold Row 24"
Airflow, CFM
2900
5800
Coil Rows / Face Area, sq. ft.
4 / 5.8
4 / 11.6
Fan Quantity / Type
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Maximum Fan Horsepower
1
4
Size
78.4"H x 11.6"W x 42.1"D
(199.1 x 29.4 x 106.9 cm)
78.4"H x 23.4"W x 42.1"D
(199.1 x 59.4 x 106.9 cm)
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Direct-expansion-type (DX) units cool air in the space with
a condenser-based system using green R410A refrigerant
and either air, water, or glycol. Water is supplied by the building
water plant, and heat is rejected to the outdoor environment
via air-cooled condensers for air-cooled units, the water tower
for water-cooled units, or fluid coolers for glycol-cooled units.
Air Cooled
Remote Outdoor
Condenser
Top or Bottom
Pipe Connection
Available
Cold Row
Cold Row DX Features
Glycol Cooled
• Highest cooling capacities in the industry.
• 3 EC fans: Independently, infinitely adjustable EC fans
ensure maximum efficiency.
• Highly efficient cold aisle or hot aisle containment systems
can be implemented.
• Ideal for data centers with or without raised floors.
• Use in low- and high-density areas.
• Wide range of cooling capacities available.
• 100% front and rear service access.
• Adapts to fit most rack manufacturers — usable
in any data center.
• The local area network links up to 8 units without a BMS.
• Seamless integration with all BMS platforms.
• High airflow with less noise.
• Electronic expansion valve: finely controls the cooling capacity
within a few seconds.
• R410A refrigerant is efficient and green.
Top or Bottom
Pipe Connection
Available
Glycol Drycooler
with Pump
Package
Cold Row
Water Cooled
Water Supplied
by Others
Top or Bottom
Pipe Connection
Available
Cold Row
Brazed Plate
Heat Exchange
(For Water or Glycol)
Thermal
Expansion
Valve
Evaporator
Coil
EC Fans
Variable Speed
Compressor
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Cold Row
Cold Row and Chilled Water
Cold Row CW Features
Chilled water (CW) is supplied to the Cold Row™ unit via
a building chiller or other chilled water plant. Chilled water has
a high affinity for heat, thus making it a very efficient cooling
method. The Black Box controller allows for independent valve
and fan control so the unit can adjust immediately, and precisely,
to varying heat loads. This optimizes energy efficiency.
• Highest cooling capacities in the industry.
• 3 EC fans: Independently, infinitely adjustable EC fans ensure
maximum efficiency.
• Highly efficient cold aisle or hot aisle containment systems
can be implemented.
• Ideal for data centers with or without raised floors.
• Use in low- and high-density areas.
• Wide range of cooling capacities available.
• 100% front and rear service access.
• Adapts to fit most rack manufacturers — usable in any
data center.
• The local area network links up to 8 units without a BMS.
• Seamless integration with most BMS platforms.
• High airflow with less noise.
Chilled-Water Cooled
Chilled Water
Control Valve
Filter
Chilled Water Plant
Supplied by Others
Top or Bottom Pipe
Connection Available
EC Fans
Cold Row
Chilled
Water Coil
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Cold Row Configurations
Cold Row Preconfigured Solutions
Black Box preconfigured solutions provide everything you need for your server room or data center. Our packages
include cooling, cabinets and accessories; UPSs and PDUs; and environmental monitoring that fits your application.
Below are examples of our preconfigured solutions. Contact Black Box today to learn more about how our preconfigured
solutions can meet your needs.
Server Room / Low Cabinet-Density Solution
Data Center / Low Cabinet-Density Solution (2N)
Cold aisle containment (5 kW per rack) with redundant
cooling (2N) and N+1 power.
Cold Row
DX Unit 1
Cold Row 24" Chilled
Water Unit 1
Cold Row
DX Unit 2
Cabinet
for UPS
Cable
Troughs
This is an example of a small server room using two (2) Cold Row DX
units for cooling four (4) data cabinets as well as a UPS. The cabinets
are low density, with approximately 5 kW of load, and this solution
provides N+1 cooling. In this scenario, side discharge units are used
to ensure proper flow of the cool air to the cabinets. This solution
can easily scale. As densities increase, additional Cold Row units
can be added, as well as containment doors and/or ceilings.
Cold Row 24"
Chilled Water Unit 2
Cabinet
with UPS
Containment
Doors
This is an example of a data center with nine (9) data cabinets
as well as a UPS. In this scenario, two (2) Cold Row Chilled Water
units are used along with containment doors and a containment
ceiling. This provides enough cooling capacity for 2N cooling
for the data center.
e Black Box Explains
Redundancy in data center cooling systems.
Redundant systems are critical in data centers to ensure that service interruptions don’t cause downtime during utility outages or other failures
such as those at uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) or power distribution units (PDUs), for example. Two types of redundant power systems
are N+1 and 2N.
N+1 systems (also called parallel redundancy) feature redundant equipment, so if any single component (N) fails, there is at least one
independent backup (+1). But common circuitry or feeds means that an N+1 system will fail at some point, and service will be interrupted.
These systems are widely used in data centers, but their weaknesses can cost businesses a good deal of money and uptime.
2N (or N+N) redundant power systems are designed with two completely separate systems, with no single points of failure, and therefore
deliver a higher level of data center uptime. Every important system is backed up, including power, cooling, and telecommunications.
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ClimateCab
Save by cooling only the cabinet, not the entire room.
•Ideal for indoor use when you need to keep your servers
outside a climate-controlled data center.
•Digitally controlled air conditioners are available in 5000,
8000, and 12,000 BTUs (1465, 2344, and 3516 W) and in
120V or 230V (other models available upon request).
•NEMA 12 rated for protection against falling dirt; circulating
dust, lint, and debris; and dripping or splashing liquids in
indoor environments.
•Fully gasketed openings, including a gland plate in the
base, help to protect your devices from dust and other
contaminants.
• PLEXI-GLAS® window in front door.
•Fully welded 12-gauge steel frame holds up to 1500 pounds
(680 kg).
•Three-point locking handles on front and rear doors.
•Feature standard 19" rails.
•Include casters and levelers for easy placement.
•Rack angles are adjustable front to rear.
The ClimateCab™ NEMA 12 Cabinet is your answer when you
need to house servers or IT equipment but don’t have a cooling
infrastructure in place. In smaller installations, you can save
thousands by using a ClimateCab cabinet instead of installing
a complete data center with a custom cooling system and
raised floors.
ClimateCab is sealed against dripping water and dust, too.
Sealed cable entries prevent air exchange. The digitally
controlled air-conditioning unit (included) keeps your
equipment comfortably cool. Just install your equipment,
plug in the AC unit, and you have a complete, self-contained,
self-supporting data center!
CC42U5000T:
left: front view;
right: rear view.
CC24U5000M640:
left: front view;
right: rear view.
Included AC unit mounts on the side of the ClimateCab cabinet. Installation takes about five minutes.
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The air-conditioning unit helps to control the temperature
inside your ClimateCab by removing the heat buildup created
by hot network devices. This unit uses closed-loop cooling
in which the clean air inside the cabinet is kept separate from
the ambient air to protect delicate components from humidity,
dust, and other contaminants.
The AC mounts in the side of the cabinet in minutes
with eight bolts and can easily be installed by one or two
people. Mounting hardware, gaskets, and instructions are
included.
What’s included
• ClimateCab NEMA 12 Cabinet with M6 or Tapped Rails
• 5000-, 8000-, or 12,000-BTU air-conditioning unit
• Hardware to mount the AC to the cabinet ([8] mounting bolts, [8] steel
washers, and a gasket kit) and Instructions
Buyer’s Guide | ClimateCab Kits
Size
Without ClimateCab
•Compressor, air handler, and pump all require
dedicated electrical circuits.
•Piping and wiring installation can be disruptive.
•Air conditioners need a drain for condensate.
•Project can take weeks to implement and can require
contractors.
•Inefficient cooling wastes money.
24U
Internal Airflow
External
Compressor
and Condenser
Server Rack
Airflow
With ClimateCab
•Cooling equipment is simple.
•Put the cabinet where you want it and plug it in.
•No need for piping, wiring, or a drain.
•ClimateCab is efficient, self-contained cooling that doesn’t waste your money cooling an entire room.
Enclosure
Airflow
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AC
42U
Depth
(inches)
Rail
Type
AC Size
(BTU)
Power
(V)
31.5
M6
5000
120
CC24U5000M631
40
M6
5000
120
CC24U5000M640
Code
40
M6
5000
230
CC24U5000M640-23
31.5
M6
5000
230
CC24U5000M631-23
31.5
M6
8000
120
CC24U8000M631
40
M6
8000
120
CC24U8000M640
40
M6
8000
230
CC24U8000M640-230
36
M6
8000
120
CC24U368000M6
36
Tapped
8000
120
CC24U368000T
42
M6
5000
120
CC24U425000M6
42
Tapped
5000
120
CC24U425000T
42
M6
8000
120
CC24U428000M6
42
Tapped
8000
120
CC24U428000T
31.5
M6
8000
230
CC24U8000631-230
42
M6
5000
120
CC42U5000M6
42
Tapped
5000
120
CC42U5000T
40
M6
5000
230
CC42U5000M6-230
40
Tapped
5000
230
CC42U5000T-230
42
M6
8000
120
CC42U8000M6
42
Tapped
8000
120
CC42U8000T
40
M6
8000
230
CC42U8000M6-230
40
Tapped
8000
230
CC42U8000T-230
42
M6
12,000
120
CC42U12000M6
42
Tapped
12,000
120
CC42U12000T
40
M6
12,000
230
CC42U12000M6-230
40
Tapped
12,000
230
CC42U12000T-230
36
M6
5000
120
CC42U365000M6
36
Tapped
5000
120
CC42U365000T
36
M6
8000
120
CC42U368000M6
36
Tapped
8000
120
CC42U368000T
36
M6
12,000
120
CC42U3612000M6
36
Tapped
12,000
120
CC42U3612000T
42
M6
5000
120
CC42U425000M6
42
Tapped
5000
120
CC42U425000T
42
M6
8000
120
CC42U428000M6
42
Tapped
8000
120
CC42U428000T
42
M6
12,000
120
CC42U4212000M6
42
Tapped
12,000
120
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Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle
Configure a cabinet to support your cooling needs.
Elite Cabinets and data center cooling.
Cold aisle containment.
The Elite Cabinet family from Black Box delivers more features
and options than any other Black Box cabinet — more door
and panel choices, more cable management, and dual
universal PDU mounting brackets.
Cold aisle containment (CAC) is another cooling method that
increases cooling efficiency and reduces energy costs.
Plus, accessories like chimney tops, air-funnel kits, filler panels,
and air dams allow Elite Cabinets to easily support your data
center cooling strategy. Arrange them in cold aisle/hot aisle
configurations. Use chimney tops to vent hot air back to the
computer room air-conditioner (CRAC). Add the Cold Aisle
Containment System kit to close off the aisle ends to contain
cool air where it is needed.
Select a preconfigured cabinet or have one customized to your
specifications and shipped in only two business days . Choose
from a wide range of sizes to suit all your data and server
cabinet needs. Our Tech Support experts will help you specify
the cabinet you need — FREE of charge.
This cooling solution adds doors to the ends of the cold aisle
and possibly a ceiling to minimize the mixing of the air, thus
increasing cooling efficiency. The airflow barrier can range
from makeshift arrangements of plastic strips to doors and
ceilings made expressly for this purpose.
Because cold aisle containment concentrates cool air at the front
of equipment where it’s most needed, it’s an exceptionally
effective cooling method. Cold aisle containment significantly
reduces energy usage, lowering power bills as well as reducing
a data center’s carbon footprint. In addition, it increases the
available cooling capacity.
Precision
Air-Conditioning
Units
Pressurized Raised
Tile Floor
Cold Aisle
Containment (CAC)
Protect your IT investments
Environmental monitoring is a cost-effective, proactive way to protect
your investments from climate, overheating, theft, etc. Find out more
about AlertWerks™ at blackbox.com/go/AlertWerks or get FREE, live
help in less than 30 seconds at 724-746-5500.
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Hot aisle and cold aisle configurations.
Historically, this is the most common way to cool data centers,
and is fairly simple. Cabinets are configured back to back and
front to front so that aisles of cold air and hot air are created.
This is typically done on a raised floor with perforated tiles
in the cold aisle to achieve the desired airflow.
This arrangement works best for lower equipment densities
and power loads less than 4 kW per enclosure. As more
equipment is added, the solutions starts to become inefficient
and other cooling methodologies need to be considered.
Hot Aisle / Cold Aisle
Configuration
Cold
Aisle
Hot
Aisle
Front of Cabinets
Cold
Aisle
Hot
Aisle
Raised
Tile Floor
Hot
Aisle
Cold Aisle
Perforated Tiles
Hot Air
Hot
Aisle
Front of
Cabinets
Cold Aisle
Perforated Tiles
Cold Air
Hot aisle containment.
Hot exhaust air from IT equipment is contained so that it
doesn’t mix with cool air. The front of IT equipment is accessed
in the external cold aisle. Cold Row draws the contained hot
air from the hot aisle, removes the heat, and supplies cooled
air into the external cold aisle.
This method uses doors and other barriers like cold aisle
containment does. However, in this configuration, hot air
is captured and directed back to the CRAC unit. This method
also prevents the mixing of hot and cold air, again increasing
overall efficiency.
With external aisle
front discharge
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Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle
Further improving cooling efficiency.
Add a chimney to an Elite cabinet.
A chimney added to the top of a cabinet directs hot air into
the plenum and to the CRAC. This prevents the hot and cold
air from mixing as well as shortens the distance the exhaust
air has to travel to the cooling unit.
Air distribution is critical.
Even if your data center is cool, the inside of a cabinet may
overheat if air distribution is inadequate.
The temperature inside a cabinet is affected by many variables,
including door perforations, cabinet size and location, and the
types of components housed within the cabinet.
The most direct way to cool equipment is to ensure adequate
airflow. The goal is to ensure that every server, every router,
every switch has the necessary amount of air no matter how
high or low it is in the cabinet.
It takes a certain volume of air to cool a device to within its
ideal temperature range. Equipment manufacturers provide
very little guidance about how to do this; however, there
are some very basic methods you can use to maximize
the ventilation within your cabinets. Most major server
manufacturers recommend that the front and back cabinet
doors have at least 63% open area for airflow. You can
achieve this by either removing cabinet doors altogether
or by buying cabinets that have mesh doors.
Because most servers, as well as other network devices,
are equipped with internal fans, mesh doors may be the
only ventilation you need as long as your data center has
enough cooling to dissipate the heat load.
Side panels and other accessories also help to prevent
the mixing of hot and cold air.
Equipment placement.
Don’t overload the cabinet by trying to fit in too many
servers — 75 to 80% of capacity is about right. Maintain
at least a 1.5" clearance between equipment and the
front and back of the cabinet. And finally, ensure all
unused rack space is closed off with filler panels
to prevent recirculation of warm air.
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Cooling Accessories
Accessories
There are many accessories available to help improve
the cooling efficiency of your cabinets.
Chimneys provide a closed
hot air return between the top
of a cabinet and a drop ceiling
plenum. They can be used with
fan trays to increase efficiency.
Filler Panels and Air Dams keep cool air in the front of the cabinet
where it is needed by equipment. In addition, they keep warm air from
escaping to the front of the cabinet.
Add solid bottom panels to
your cabinet to keep cold air
from escaping.
Air Funnel Kits direct cool
air from the raised floor and
deliver it to the front of servers
or other network components, cooling
cabinet hot spots by 15° F, extending the
life of servers, and minimizing downtime.
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Elite Cabinets
Don’t see exactly what you want? We’ll build it for you in two days or less.
If one of our preconfigured cabinets doesn’t work for you, it’s
easy to build your own Elite™ Cabinet to your specifications.
Just use the codes (right) to fill in the line on the bottom of
the page, matching colors as you go. When you’re done, just
call us at 724-746-5500 with the number, and we’ll have your
custom-built cabinets on your doorstep in a flash.
Step 1:
Choose your enclosure.
48"H (24U) x 24"W x 42"D
E
C
2
4
U
2
79"H (42U) x 30"W x 42"D
4
4
2
E
48"H (24U) x 30"W x 32"D
E
C
2
4
U
3
0
3
2
E
72"H (38U) x 24"W x 32"D
The example below is a 79"H (42U) x 30"W x 42"D cabinet
with M6 rails, a mesh front door, a split mesh rear door, solid
side panels, a mesh top, anti-tip legs, and keyed locks. Need
help? Call our fast, FREE Tech Support at 724-746-5500.
E
C
3
8
U
2
C
3
8
U
2
4
3
2
E
E
C
3
8
U
3
4
3
6
E
C
3
8
U
3
0
3
2
E
C
4
Step 2:
Choose your
rail type.
S
M6 rails with
square holes
T
10-32 tapped
rails
2 U 3
0
4
Step 3:
Choose your
front doors.
N
None
S
Solid
2
S M D S M Y K
Step 4:
Choose your
rear doors.
N
None
S
Solid
M
D
M
D
Mesh
Split
Mesh
Mesh
Split
Mesh
P
Plexi
F
P
Split Fan Plexi
Door
Step 5:
Choose your
side panels.
N
None
Solid
Mesh
(Vented)
Split
Fan
Door
Fill in the blocks below to get your ideal cabinet’s SKU. For help
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S
M
F
* Doors have either a keyed or combination lock. Choose “None” when there is no door.
E
C
4
2
U
2
0
3
None
0
4
2
C
4
5
U
2
4
3
6
C
4
5
U
2
4
4
2
C
4
5
U
3
0
3
2
C
4
5
U
3
0
3
6
6
E
C
4
5
U
3
0
4
2
0
4
8
84"H (45U) x 30"W x 48"D
4
4
Step 6:
Choose your
cabinet top.
N
3
84"H (45U) x 30"W x 42"D
79"H (42U) x 24"W x 42"D
E
U
84"H (45U) x 30"W x 36"D
72"H (38U) x 30"W x 36"D
E
2
84"H (45U) x 30"W x 32"D
72"H (38U) x 30"W x 32"D
Example:
4
84"H (45U) x 24"W x 42"D
72"H (38U) x 24"W x 36"D
E
C
84"H (45U) x 24"W x 36"D
S
Solid
2
E
C
4
5
U
Step 7:
Decide on
anti-tip legs.
Y
Yes
3
Step 8:
Choose
your lock*.
N
N
No
None
K
M
Keyed
Mesh
1
2
1-Fan
Unit
2-Fan
Unit
C
Combination
(10" Fan, (10" Fans,
550-cfm) 1100 - cfm)
3
6
3-Fan
Unit
6-Fan
Unit
(4" Fans, (4" Fans,
225-cfm) 450-cfm)
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Elite Cabinet Accessories
More features and options than any other Black Box cabinet.
Add accessories to add function.
Change your cabinet configuration.
After you select the right cabinet configuration, it’s time
to outfit your cabinet with cooling accessories, cable
management, keyboard trays, and all the parts that make
your Elite™ Cabinet perfect for your application.
If you already own an Elite Cabinet, it’s easy to change top
panels and other parts when your requirements change —
parts such as top panels can be changed in a just few minutes
with basic tools.
Chimney Top
Large top opening can be
used as 12U of racking space
Cable Trough Kit
Vertical Cable Manager
Ladder Rack Brackets
Vertical Lacing Bar
Air-Funnel Kit
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Elite Cabinet Accessories
Coolness for your cabinets — everything you need to improve cooling efficiency.
Chimney Top
• Provides a closed hot air return between the top of an Elite™ cabinet
and a drop ceiling plenum.
• Includes a chimney for the Elite Cabinet small 3U top opening plus
a solid panel to cover the large top opening.
• Chimney adjusts from 20" to 34".
• FF WARRANTY — Lifetime
ECTOPCHIM
Item Chimney Top
Fan Tray for Chimney
Code
ECTOPCHIM
ECTOPCHIMFT Air Dams
• Mount on the front rails of Elite Cabinets.
• Keep cool air in the front of the cabinet where it can be used by equipment.
• FF WARRANTY — Lifetime
Item
ECAD24
Code
Air Dams
for 24" Wide 42U and 45U Cabinets
for 30" Wide 42U and 45U Cabinets
for 24" Wide 24U and 38U Cabinets
for 30" Wide 24U and 38U Cabinets
ECAD24
ECAD30
ECAD24S
ECAD30S
Filler Panels
RMTB05
RMT701
• Keep cool air from dissipating before it reaches the top of the rack.
• Matte black finish.
• Mount easily to a 19" cabinet or rack with four included 10-32 screws.
• FF WARRANTY — Lifetime
RoHS — Yes
Item Code
Filler Panels, Black
1U (1.75") 2U (3.50") 3U (5.25") 4U (7.00") 5U (8.75") 6U (10.50") RMTB01
RMTB02
RMTB03
RMTB04
RMTB05
RMTB06
Horizontal Cable Manager
ECBSKS24
ECBSKL3036
• Use this brush-style cable manager with any 19" cabinet.
• Features a high-density nylon brush that provides a clean look while
keeping dust out and preventing unwanted airflow.
• Heavy-duty steel construction.
• Includes mounting screws.
• FF WARRANTY — Lifetime
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Solid Rear Bottom Panel
Solid Bottom Panel
• Standard Elite™ Cabinets have rectangular cable cutouts at the bottom
rear of the cabinet—this panel can cover that opening if you don’t
wish to use it for cable management.
• To cover the larger opening at the bottom of the cabinet, order
Solid Bottom Panels (at right).
• FF WARRANTY — Lifetime
• Standard Elite™ Cabinets are open on the bottom—this panel covers
the large bottom opening.
• To cover the cable cutout, also on the bottom of the cabinet, order the
Solid Rear Bottom Panel (at left).
• FF WARRANTY — Lifetime
Item
Solid Rear Bottom Panel 24"W 30"W Code
ECBSKS24
ECBSKS30
Item
Solid Bottom Panel
24"W X 42"D
30"W X 36"D
30"W X 42"D
Code
ECBSKL2442
ECBSKL3036
ECBSKL3042
Air Funnel Kits
Bottom Filter Kit
• Cool cabinets by improving air circulation.
• Draw cool air from the bottom of the
cabinet and deliver it right across the front
of servers or other network components.
• Air distribution cools cabinet hot spots
by 15° F, extending server life and
minimizing downtime.
• Require only 2U of mounting space.
• Fit on standard 19" rails.
• Allows air circulation in Elite Cabinets.
• Filters out dust and other airborne debris.
• FF WARRANTY — Lifetime
ECBFKL3042
ECAIRFLOW42
Item Air Funnel Kits for 24"W x 36"D
for 24"W x 42"D and 30"W x 42"D Air Funnel Kits with Dual Fan Tray
for 24"W x 36"D
for 24"W x 42"D
for 30"W x 42"D
Code
ECAIRFLOW36
ECAIRFLOW42
ECAIRFLOW2436FT
ECAIRFLOW2442FT
ECAIRFLOW3042FT
Item
Bottom Filter Kit 24"W X 42"D
24"W X 36"D
30"W X 32"D
30"W X 36"D
30"W X 42"D
Code
ECBFKL2442
ECBFKL2436
ECBFKL3032
ECBFKL3036
ECBFKL3042
Cold Aisle Containment System
• Use this kit to shut off the aisle ends to contain cool air for cold aisle
containment. • Create more efficient cold or hot aisles by reducing air recirculation.
• Includes one pair of center-opening doors and all the parts you need
for installation.
• FF WARRANTY — Lifetime
Item
Cold Aisle Containment System
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Code
EC42U48WCD
EC45U48WCD
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Air Conditioners
Ceiling-Mounted Supplemental Air Conditioners
•Small-capacity precision cooling.
Ceiling-mounted air-conditioning units provide temperature
and/or humidity control for those hot spot areas in a building
that exceed the central system’s capacity.
•1–10 tons in eleven incremental sizes.
•DX and chilled water.
•Free-cooling or alternate water source.
They are an economical solution for applications such as when
you carve out offices from an existing plant area, add another
laboratory to a school, or install new medical equipment in
a hospital.
•True self-contained systems.
•Split systems are available.
•Spot cooler and ducted configurations.
•All-aluminum cabinet construction.
The design of the ceiling ACs is the ultimate space saver.
No floor space is required by the ceiling-mounted units.
They easily mount in a standard 2' x 4' grid of a dropped
ceiling plenum and are available with high-static blowers for
connection to ceiling plenum ducts. They’re especially useful
where there is no floor or wall space available for cooling
units or where aesthetics demand out-of-sight installation.
•Reliable scroll compressor.
•Widest range of capacities and options.
Ceiling-Mounted Supplemental Air Conditioners | Cooling Capacity
Net DX Cooling Capacity — BTU/H @ EAT = 80°F DB – 67°F WB, 50% RH
“OHS” Single Compressor Systems
“OHS” Dual Compressor Systems
Air-Cooled DX
Model
012-A-( )
018-A-( )
024-A-( )
032-A-( )
040-A-( )
048-A-( )
060-A-( )
048-DA
072-DA
84-DA
120-DA
Total
13,985
19,465
25,740
32,770
35,800
59,970
65,975
53,740
73,870
92,065
130,435
Sensible
10,585
15,235
19,470
23,430
27,950
47,685
52,435
40,860
62,110
71,070
98,030
Model
012-W
018-W
024-W
032-W
040-W
048-W
060-W
048-DW
072-DW
84-DW
120-DW
Total
16,394
21,125
27,990
35,550
39,115
64,250
70,665
57,200
79,165
98,760
139,210
Sensible
11,675
16,000
20,455
24,575
29,500
49,240
54,100
42,320
63,770
73,735
101,715
Model
012-G
018-G
024-G
032-G
040-G
048-G
060-G
048-DG
072-DG
84-DG
120-DG
Total
13,390
18,960
25,090
32,000
34,910
57,150
62,670
51,260
70,230
87,445
123,970
Sensible
10,435
15,060
19,160
23,085
27,500
46,565
51,120
39,730
61,010
69,465
95,280
Water-Cooled DX
Glycol-Cooled DX
Chilled Water System
“OHS” Chilled Water Systems (Net Cooling Capacity)
Model
012-C
018-C
024-C
032-C
040-C)
048-C
060-C
072-C
084-C
120-C
—
Total
21,200
29,050
33,090
38,030
48,680
77,350
84,830
125,560
135,080
154,030
—
Sensible
14,560
20,520
23,770
27,430
36,100
56,410
62,390
87,010
94,600
112,150
—
GPM/(Pd. Ft.)
4.3 / (11.2)
5.8 / (19.8)
6.6 / (25.1)
7.6 / (13.6)
9.7 / (21.5)
15.5 / (10.7)
17.1 / (27.5)
25.2 / (27.5)
27.1 / (31.5)
31.0 / (10.7)
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Ultrasonic Humidification
DRH Series — In the Room | From 4 to 18 lb./hr., Standalone Wall or Shelf Mounted
Model
Capacity
(lb./hr.)
DRH-04
4.4
145
19.8
4
14.2" (36.1 cm)
DRH-06
6.6
220
24.3
6
18.51" (47.0 cm)
DRH-08
8.8
285
30.9
8
22.83" (58.0 cm)
DRH-16
17.6
565
50.7
16
40.07" (101.8 cm)
Power (W)
Number of
Nebulizer Units
Weight (lb.)
Size (L)
Ultrasonic Humidifiers are designed for standalone direct room applications. DRH humidifiers are typically mounted on a wall
or column or suspended below the ceiling, serving applications such as printing houses, lithographic printing processes, telephone exchanges,
telecommunications rooms, electronics manufacturing, wood and textile processing, plus many more.
Advantages
Return
Air
•Maximum energy savings: Require 93% less electrical energy
than electrode boilers or infrared humidifers.
•Clean humidification: Deionized water provides cleaner,
mineral-free humidification.
Optional
Location
Recommended
Location
Optional
Location
Supply
Air
Outside
Air
•Redundancy by design: Each humidification module/transducer
is independently wired.
•Very fine mist: A mist of approximately 1 micron diameter
is quickly absorbed into the air stream.
•Reduced air-conditioning requirements: Uses an adiabatic
constant (enthalpy) humidifying process, which reduces air
temperatures and reduces the air-conditioning cooling load.
Airflow
•Fast ROI period: Energy analysis calculations show that,
because of lower electrical energy and water usage and
reduced compressor operating hours, ROIs of less than one
year are common.
Airflow
For technical specifications, turn the page.
Low-Density, Floor-Mounted Precision Air Conditioners
•From 1 to 7 tons.
Microprocessor Controls
• DX — air-, water- or glycol-cooled.
The advanced microprocessor-based controller
continually monitors outside air conditions and maintains
proper compressor and reheat operation, using Black Box’s
unique control method.
• 24 x 7 mission-critical operation.
• Chilled water.
• Compact footprint.
• Front service access.
Steam Humidification
• Upflow and downflow
air patterns.
The electrode steam canister humidifier is
available with all systems. Manually adjusted
on/off and optional proportional steam
humidifiers are available.
• High-efficiency return
air filtration.
• Microprocessor control.
High Efficiency/Quiet Operation
• BMS data communication
capability.
Low sound power scroll compressors coupled
with low RPM blower design and acoustically
lined cabinets provide the optimum in quiet
operation.
• Main power disconnect.
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Mini-Space DX & DW | Specifications
CCU/D Model
CC ( )-41-( )
CC ( )-61-( )
CC ( )-81-( )
CC ( )-121-( )
CC ( )-171-( )
CC ( )-201-( )
Net DX Cooling Capacity — BTU/H, (includes standard DX evaporator motor heat @ std CFM & e.s.p. ratings) 75° F DB – 62.5° F WB, 50% RH
Air-Cooled DX
Total
17,500
24,020
31,960
41,510
47,490
64,180
Sensible
15,900
21,080
22,460
36,920
47,490
64,180
Total
18,800
26,430
35,270
45,220
52,940
71,930
Sensible
16,900
21,070
22,770
36,500
52,940
69,110
Total
16,900
23,290
30,980
39,630
46,630
61,950
Sensible
15,400
20,310
22,590
35,430
46,630
61,950
Total
32,990
—
—
—
—
86,700
Sensible
32,990
—
—
—
—
81,540
GPM (psi)
6.6 (2.6)
—
—
—
—
17.2 (4.9)
CCU/D-110-CW
CCU/D-200-W
4 (1)
12 (2)
15,560 (4.6)
48,580 (14.2)
Water-Cooled DX
Glycol-Cooled DX
Chilled Water System
CCU/D Model
CCU/D-41-W CCU/D-61-W CCU/D-81-W CCU/D-121-W) CCU/D-171-W CCU/D-201-W
Reheat/Heat — Performance capacities include evaporator blower.
Electric Reheat/Heat — Standard
Nominal kW (Stages)
2 (1)
2 (1)
2 (1)
4 (2)
Total BTU/H (kW) w/Motor Heat
8730 (2.6)
8730 (2.6)
8730 (2.6)
15,560 (4.6)
12 (2)
12 (2)
48,580 (14.2) 48,580 (14.2)
Humidification — Electrode Steam Canister Humidifier with Adjustable Output (Standard)
lb./hr. (kW Input)
2–5, (1.7)
2–5, (1.7)
2–5, (1.7)
2–5, (1.7)
4–10 (3.4)
4–10 (3.4)
2–5, (1.7)
4–10 (3.4)
Standard Control
Cycling
Cycling
Cycling
Cycling
Cycling
Cycling
Cycling
Cycling
Horsepower
¾
¾
¾
¾
3.0
3.0
¾
3.0
Cfm @ Ext. St. Press.
1180 @ 0.2"
1180 @ 0.2"
1180 @ 0.2"
1180 @ 0.2"
3450@ 0.3"
4130 @ 0.3"
1890 @ 0.2"
41300 @ 0.3"
Drive Method
Direct
Direct
Direct
Direct
Belt
Belt
Direct
Belt
Evaporator Blower/Motor
Evaporator or CW Coil — Aluminum Fin, Copper Tube
Rows/Face Area (ft.2)
4 (3.25)
4 (3.25)
4 (3.25)
4 (3.25)
4 (8.3)
4 (8.3)
4 (3.25)
4 (8.3)
Face Velocity (fpm)
363
363
363
581
415
498
581
498
Control Valve, Size (Cv)
—
—
—
—
—
—
½" (4.0)
¾" (7.5)
Standard Valve Type
—
—
—
—
—
—
3-Way, 300 PSIG, Modulating
Physical Data
Size
73"H x 24"W x 24"D
(185 x 61 x 61 cm)
73"H x 39"W x 32"D
(185 x 99 x 81 cm)
73"H x 24"W x 24"D 73"H x 39"W x 32"D
(185 x 61 x 61 cm)
(185 x 99 x 81 cm)
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